Dear all,
We @ शिखर वेध are glad to announce its Chandgad - Nesari - Gargoti region forts exploration Trek event on 29-31 October 2016 ...

Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy
Brief Intro about tour:
Grade           : Easy

Destination   : Vallabhgad, SamangadNesari-Kandewadi, Gandharvgad, Kalanidhigad, Pargad, Mahipalgad, Bhudargad, Rangna

Date             : Friday 28th October 2016 (Night Departure) - Tuesday 1st November 2016 (Morning)

Cost per Person: Indian Rupee ₹ 5700/- per head (Mumbai to Mumbai) 

                         Indian Rupee ₹ 5000/- per head (Pune to Pune)


Maximum 25 Participants


Brief Introduction about Vallabhgad Samangad / Kalanidhigad / Pargad / Gandharvgad/ Mahipalgad / Bhudargad / Rangana :
Grade: Easy & Exciting  
Time: ~ Most places vehicle reaches atop ... OR some are abt 15-30 mins frm base
Location: Gadhinglaj-Chandgad-Nesari-Gargoti region
Vallabhgad:  Vallabhgad Fort is a fort in the Belgaum district of Karnataka state, India. It dates back to 1674, and is said to have been built by the Maratha ruler Shivaji.
SAAMANGAD: This fort has inspiring fables woven around it. Situated in the Gadhinglaj taluka the fort has secret passages and strong bastions.
PAARGAD: Surrounded by lush greenery and a picturesque forest, the fort has exquisite bronze statues of Shivaji and a temple of Bhagawati Bhawani.
KALANIDHIGAD: Is said to have been built by the Maratha ruler Shivaji. 
BHUDARGAD: This fort is situated on a huge vertical rock amidst mountain ranges. It is said to resemble from a distance, the crescent moon in the matted hair of the god Shiva..
MAHIPALGAD: A hill fort in Kolhapur district built by Mahipal king was renovated by Maratha ruler Shivaji. An Ancient temple of Vajinath is there.
RANGANA :: This fort was built by King Bhoj of Shilahar dynasty in 12th century. The great Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj quanquered it in 1659 from the Aadilshah of Bijapur. The fort have easy access from the base town Narur in Kudal taluka of Sindhudurg can also access the fort from Patgaon village in KOlhapur district. There is a big lake on the fort full of water for the whole year.There is one temple of Godess Ranganaai. Trekkers can use this temple as a shelter.
Other details On Spot

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:





Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 21:30 Hrs on Friday 28th October 2016



Departure by private vehicle


Day 1: Saturday 29 October 2016





07:00 Hrs: @ Kolhapur
Breakfast - T

09:30 Hrs: Vallabhgad - Exploration

11:00 Hrs: Move 2 Samangad
12:00 Hrs: Samangad - Exploration
14:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Nesari (Veg only)
15:30 Hrs: Nesari-Kandewadi - A tribute visit to  
 ' वेडात मराठे वीर दौडले सात !!!'
17:00 Hrs: Gandharvgad - Exploration

18:00 Hrs: Snacks - Tea Break
18:30 Hrs: Move 2 Pargad
20:00 Hrs: @ Pargad
Stay Pargad Atop
Day 2: Sunday 30th October 2016
06:45 Hrs: Breakfast
14:00 Hrs: Pargad Exploration
08:30 Hrs: Move to Kalanidhigad
10:00 Hrs: @ Kalanidhigad base (easy trek)
11:00 Hrs: Atop Kalanidhigad - Exploration


13:30 Hrs: @ Base 
Lunch Time
15:30 Hrs: Mahipalgad Exploration
18:00 Hrs: Snacks & Tea @ Gadhinglaj
Stay near gargoti
Day 3: Monday 31st October 2016

Post Breakfast - T

07:30 Hrs: Bhudargad - Exploration


10:30 Hrs : @ Rangana Base

1.5 hrs trek

12:30 Hrs: Rangana gad - Exploration

15:30 Hrs: Lunch

17:30 : Move to Mumbai

20:00 Hrs: Dinner @ Kolhapur (To be borne by Participant as per veg / non veg choice)

Day 4: Tuesday 1st November 2016

06:00 Hrs: @ Dadar
The cost for the whole tour will be Indian Rupee ₹ 5700/- per head for Mumbai ppl
AND Indian Rupee ₹ 5000/- per head for Pune ppl
This includes Transportation by pvt vehicle from Mumbai to Mumbai; Permissions and entry fees if necessary, Veg Food, 
Maximum 25 seats ... Seats will be first come 1st basis ...

One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ₹ 3000/- (Non-refundable) advance into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.



ICICI Bank A/c No.: - 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date for registration: - Tuesday 18th October 2016, 5 pm


Check out our last outing in December of SHikharayan 2009:


Things To Carry:-
A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)

Cap, Good trekking shoes, Extra pair of Clothes, a Towel etc.(a must)

Rain-cheater (a must)

Sleeping Bags / Mat (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls possibly avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc

Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things



For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here


Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836



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